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THE3023 Acting 4

Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Short Description: Acting 4
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
ASCED code : 100103 - Drama and Theatre Studies
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 21 July 2021

Staffing

Examiner: Darryl Chalk

Requisites

Pre-requisite: THE3011 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BCRA or BCAR

Rationale

Graduand students need to demonstrate their work and professional qualities in a showcase production that presents to the professional industry and which has been achieved utilizing industry standard processes and time-frames.

Synopsis

This practice-led course engages in the rehearsing and performance of public outcomes chosen from the contemporary world repertoire. The plays are presented as a MainStage production for public audiences, both stage and screen.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. effectively communicate their performance to a diverse audience (TLO 3);
  2. work at an industry-entry level professional standard on processes, theories, technical skills and sensibilities relevant to their field of practice (TLO 1);
  3. initiate their own learning, professional practice and collaboration with others within a professional framework (TLO 5);
  4. be critically self-aware, and to be able to apply that critical capacity to the work of others (TLO 6);
  5. employ their capacity for critical thinking and judgement to solve creative problems related to professional processes and practice (TLO 2);
  6. adapt their ‘voice’ to different types of audience they may encounter (TLO 4).

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Professional rehearsal methodologies and techniques 40.00
2. Professional performance 30.00
3. Professional practice and conduct 15.00
4. Devising and delivering workshops 15.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=THE3023)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance website, www.alliance.org.au.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 65.00
Lectures 71.00
Practicum 39.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
REHEARSAL METHODS 100 50 02 Oct 2021 (see note 1)
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE 100 30 09 Oct 2021 (see note 2)
SHOWREELS 100 20 22 Oct 2021 (see note 3)

Notes
  1. Assessment is accumulative, unfolding across the semester. More information will be provided on Study Desk at the start of semester.
  2. Assessment is accumulative, unfolding across the semester. More information will be provided on Study Desk at the start of semester.
  3. Assessment is accumulative, unfolding across the semester. More information will be provided on Study Desk at the start of semester.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.

    External and Online:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

    On-campus
    It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination for this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure https://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Other requirements

  1. Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.

  2. Two of the main attributes of an arts practitioner are commitment and flexibility. To that end all students in the Creative Arts are expected from time to time to work in a voluntary capacity as the need arises. However, within this course formal provision is made for the assessment of practical work. Practical work in this case meaning the carrying out of assigned duties associated with the mounting of a production. Such duties may include front of house, backstage crew for the direct running of the show, crew involved in the preparation and installation of the show, acting, community liaison or any activity deemed necessary to the preparation and performance of a project. Consideration will be given to normal professional theatre protocols, punctuality, co-operation, adherence to safe working practices, appropriate dress and demeanour

Date printed 21 July 2021